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A Swiss brass striking and alarm Capucine travel clock, circa 1810.


The dial

The 9.5-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals and red quarter marking. The Breguet hands and alarm pointer are made of blued steel. The dial is surrounded by a thin engraved bezel.

The movement

The plated movement is driven by two spring barrels and has eight day duration. It is being regulated by anchor escapement and a silk suspended pendulum. The clock has half hour rack Morbier striking on a bell. By tripping the little hook on the side of the case, the clock will repeat the hour that has struck. Besides that, the movement has an alarm with a pull wind auxiliary spring.

The case

The rectangular brass case is surmounted by a bell with a handle and four corner urn finials. there are doors to the sides and back. The whole is raised on toupee feet.


(Height) 28.5 cm (handle up) (Width) 12.5 cm (Depth) 9 cm
(Height) 11.2 in (handle up) (Width) 4.9 in (Depth) 3.5 in



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